Florida Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed nearly $6.3 million in funding for a half dozen space-related projects and organizations in the state’s FY 2016 budget. The vetoes include $1.5 million for infrastructure projects at the Cecil Field Spaceport and a $500,000 matching grant for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Exploration.
The full list of vetoed space funding items follows.
|LINE ITEMS VETOED||AMOUNT|
|Florida Institute of Technology Space Research Institute||$2,500,000|
|Cecil Field Spaceport Infrastructure||$1,500,000|
|Educational Aerospace Partnership Center||$1,000,000|
|Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast||$ 596,000|
|FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Exploration||$ 500,000|
|US Space Walk of Fame Foundation||$ 200,000|